Pearland Little League pitcher Kaiden Shelton comforted on the mound by Tulsa hitter he hit in the head

PEARLAND, TX (KTRK) — With a whole city in tune Tuesday, Pearland Little League completed their journey back to the Little League World Series with a 9-4 win over Tulsa, Oklahoma in the Southwest Regional Finals.

Pearland raced the board en route to her fourth-place finish in the World Series in 12 years, going 13-0 at the district, state and regional levels.

Perhaps the most talked-about moment of Tuesday’s game involved Pearland pitcher Kaiden Shelton throwing an errant pitch that hit Tulsa hitter Isiah Jarvis in the head.

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Jarvis remained on the ground for several minutes as coaches and coaches watched him.

Meanwhile, Shelton was distraught over what had happened. After Jarvis made it to first base on his own, he asked for time, went to the mound, and hugged and comforted Kaiden.

A whole town is watching its summer boys

So far, residents have attended all matches of the regional tournament. An official watch party was held at the Hometown Sports Bar and Grill.

“I was watching with my family, and so there was a lot of excitement!” said Danae Lee, a fan.

This version of the team is undefeated in the regional tournament and is gaining support with every point scored.

“It’s everywhere. You see signs all over Pearland!” said Nancy Small, another fan.

Dr. Mercedes Giles and Janell Bernal are former baseball players and they are ready for the team to succeed.

“We’re thrilled. We’re so excited to hear that the team has come this far in the competition. I love it when they come through the neighborhood and we cheer them on all the time,” said Dr. Giles, the the team’s former left fielder.

James Reyes plays for Pearland High School and told us the older guys are 100% behind the Little Leaguers.

“My friends and I had a watch party a few days ago, and even in the Pearland High School area, you can just tell everyone is excited. All the coaches are buzzing,” Reyes said.

The townspeople will have to wait a while to find out who the team will face in the historic tournament.

Pearland qualified for the Little League World Series in 2010, 2015, and 2016. The 2010 team reached the United States Championship game.

The World Series is scheduled to take place in August. 17-28.

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